MySpace down? Send in the Marines!
MySpace was intermittently unavailable over the weekend, apparently due to a power outage at its main data center. "Hear that? That's the sound of 80 million people hitting the refresh button," wrote a snarky Pete Cashmore at his Mashable blog, who suggested that such a crash would never happen with Google or Yahoo. "With MySpace, however, it's almost expected: Users regularly see errors and the code is notoriously poor." Om Malik also wondered how such a thing could happen: "It is hard to believe that a service this large could just have one data center. Have they not heard of redundancy?"
The good news? The Marines are on the job. Yes, that's right: The U.S. Marines have established a MySpace page, and they've already attracted 12,000 "friends." Apparently the Army is coming next. If only MySpace's Web servers could get the hang of this "semper fi" thing.
Frankly I am tired of this whole Myspace fad. I don't know about anyone else, but my friends and I mainly use Facebook rather than Myspace. Not only is it a little more exclusive, but the interface is much nicer and simpler to navigate. And it doesn't crash or run super slow.
MySpace is a phenomenon not a bank website. They don't need to invest that kind of money in redundancy. It would expensive and unnecessary. If MySpace goes down, you don't get to send a message or receive one. There is no destruction aside from advertisers who are already making a hefty sum anyway.
what ticks off a teenager more than homework? a slow website. myspace really needs to work on speeding its website if it doesnt want to lose teens consumers. shutting down a site is really a turn off. and yes it is all a fad, half the profiles are just advertisements and its dangerous as well as its becoming more prone to criminals around the world.
I am so sick of MySpace going down. In the past 2 years, myspace has seen a disruption in service over and over. It seems like AOL when it started out. It can't handle the traffic users. They writes script in Coldfusion and then go live in C Sharp. Its such a stupid thing and a waste. They need to get with the program before people start alienating them like we all did AOL
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